Unit 3 Chapter 5: Europeans Settle Throughout North America

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Test 5-3-09

buffer

an area of land that serves as a barrier

borderlands

areas of land on or near the borders between countries,colonies,or regions

presidio

a fort

permanent

long-lasting

scarce

not plentiful

hacienda

a large estate, the main house on a ranch or large estate

self-sufficient

self-supporting

mission

a small, religious community

royal colony

a colony controlled by king or queen

portage

the carrying of canoes and supplies around waterfalls and rapids or overland between rivers

tributary

a branch of a river or stream

proprietary colony

a colony that was owned and ruled by a king or queen

proprietor

an owner

Puritan

a member of the Church of England who settled in North America to follow Christian beliefs in a more "pure" way

charter

a document giving a person or group official approval to take a certain action

Fundamental Orders

the first written system of government in North America. It was adopted in Conneticut

Influence

the ability people or things have to affect other people or things

refuge

a safe place

immigrant

a person who comes to live in a country from his or her home

frontier

the land beyond a settlement

cash crop

a crop that people raise to sell rather than use themselves

House of Burgesses

an assembly that met in the Colony of virginia to make laws

naval stores

products made from pine tar that were used in building and repairing ships

indigo

a plant from which a blue dye is made

debtor

a person who had been to prison for owing money

classified

to sort

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